Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (1899 – 1980) was an English film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense."
He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies and became renowned as England's best director.
Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939, and became a US citizen in 1955.
During the 1940s-1950s, he hosted/directed various American radio programs.
He hosted Alfred Hitchcock Presents/The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (CBS/NBC) on American TV from 1955 to 1965. Many of the stories shown on these programs belonged to the SF/F/H genre.
In addition, beginning in the 1940s, he edited several anthologies published by Dell Books that contained stories written by SF/F/H authors.